All 5 audio Reviews

[NB] Under the Moon (Piano) [NB] Under the Moon (Piano)

Rated 4 / 5 stars

For being mostly improv keeping the feeling moving is very well done! Actually recording a piece also allows one to toy with shifting the tempo so much more easily than using a program, and you did a good job accentuating notes as well. A personal nitpick for probably just me is the range of volume between notes, some notes feel a little too soft during the sped up portion and get drowned out, and an itty bit too much hang time on the last note keeps the piece from looping seamlessly.

Overall, a very good composition, especially for being recorded.

Path Path

Rated 4 / 5 stars

A very well crafted piece, the attention to the infliction of the piano and the attack of the strings with the pizzicato strings all attribute to the title and the feeling of choosing one path of many, and loops rather nicely to boot. The only nitpick I can surmise from listening to the loop while writing is that maybe the strings with the attack could be bumped up slightly to give all three instruments a balance, though as they are they attribute to keeping a full sound present, so it's a matter of preference.

Very well made all around and loops almost seamlessly.

Mr. Precarious Mr. Precarious

Rated 3 / 5 stars

The pizzicato instruments definitely give the feeling of walking on pins and needles so to say, and while the chords are rather simplistic the feeling of suspense is there slightly. On the other hand, the turned up high notes, while they help keep the prickling tension around, breaks up the balance of the audio. As a suggestion keep the high notes standing out, but toned down by a bit as to keep the volume range within a little more even threshold.

Overall I can listen to it loop over and over so the nitpicks I pointed out are just my opinions, and it's a pretty decent composition.

bluelephan2 responds:

OK. Thanks for your detailed comment. I'm glad you enjoy the track.

Piano Dancing Piano Dancing

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I like it, the free-form flow of the drums tie it all together well. On the other hand the balance between the instruments seems to shift with the drums going into the background, then at another time slightly overpowering the piano, causing it to dip it seems. It loops well, and I can listen to it again and again, so what gripes I have are negligible and is well-made overall.

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I Still Have Hope - Piano I Still Have Hope - Piano

Rated 4 / 5 stars

It has that right balance of sustain and reverb, leaving the mind to play with chords in a great way. While the lower rhythm is rather simple the upper melody keeps the song moving, making the song well named in leaving a sort of "light in the dark" kind of upbeat feeling for the imagination to wander along with.

Over all, the composition is very well made, and my only nitpick is the low-end of the piano.

MaestroMikes responds:

"While the lower rhythm is rather simple the upper melody keeps the song moving. . ."
Interesting. This makes me ponder on how to further use melodies and rhythms in correlation. I'll consider this in newer creations!
Thank you for the review! Low-end of the piano? I'll remember that.